System and method for providing a connection in a communication network

  • US 20040017798A1
  • Filed: 07/03/2003
  • Published: 01/29/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/22/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. System for providing a connection in a communication network comprising several network elements and being adapted to establish a connection via a first network element and one or more of alternatively selectable core network elements, at least one of the network elements storing a list of core network elements selectable by the first network element, wherein the core network element(s) is adapted to maintain state information about user equipment(s), wherein the user equipment(s) is adapted to send an identifier identifying an area and/or an identifier identifying a desired core network element to the first network element which is adapted to select a core network element based on the sent identifier, and wherein at least two core network elements of same type are being assigned to the same area identifier.

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